The Sporadic Beaver

Paparazzo of Porn

August 9, 2017

Tags: Beaver Street, Bill Bottiggi, Izzy Singer, John Mozzer, Alan Adrian, For Adults Only

Back in the 1980s, John Mozzer was porn star Alan Adrian. He was also a photographer, a paparazzo of porn whose archive is now online. He recently sent me this photo of Bill Bottigi and "Izzy Singer," both of whom are major "characters" in Beaver Street. (I enclose Izzy Singer in quotes because at the time Beaver Street was published, he didn't want his real name, Neil Wexler, used in the book.)

Mozzer took the photo on April 15, 1987, at the downtown New York club Heartbreak, at a launch party for 2029, a German photography magazine published by Leslie Barany and Diane Brandis.

In Beaver Street, I describe Singer/Wexler as “the ingenious creative force behind Swank’s sleaziest stroke book,” For Adults Only, and a man who “possessed an unrivaled knowledge of the fair-market value of everything having to do with commercial sex.” Today he remains one of the last working writers in porn. You can check out his Website here.

Also in the book, I detail the controversial story of Bill Bottigi’s murder, 25 years ago.

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  1. August 9, 2017 6:01 PM EDT
    Hey, thanks for the shout-out, Bob! Some good times and lots of work back then for all us ingenious minds!! ;)
    - Neil Wexler aka Irv O. Neil
  2. August 10, 2017 8:08 PM EDT
    Thank you, Bob! I love the distinction of being a “Paparazzo of Porn”. I enjoyed reading Beaver Street a few years ago, and now feel inspired to read it again!

    John A. Mozzer a.k.a. Alan Adrian
    - Anonymous